I am pleased to announce that the FOI Assist software now supports Multi-Factor Authenticaion (MFA). This has been a highly requested feature in 2022, as institutions prioritize IT security and demonstrate increasing sophistication in their use of cloud-based services.
Institutions have an obligation to provide records in response to FOI requests; however, this does not prevent institutions from providing records or information without using the official FOI process.
It now looks like last week’s cover article in The Globe and Mail was just an opening salvo.
Freedom of Information (FOI) was the subject of a cover story in the Globe and Mail this morning. Under the cover heading “Access Delayed, Access Denied”, a reference to the famous legal maxim “Justice Delayed is Justice Denied”, Globe journalists and FOI veterans Tom Cardoso and Robyn Doolittle report on the delays currently plaging Canada’s freedom of information systems, with a special spotlight on the strained federal system.
It was a privilege to speak last week to all of the attendees of the Freedom of Information Police Network (FOIPN) Fall Conference at the Belleville Police Service Headquarters in Belleville, Ontario.
I was asked to deliver a presentation on the Absurd Result Principle, a legal principle with a long history in the Canadian and English legal systems.